Want to learn more about the Michigan Language Center’s hometown? 

Ann Arbor, Michigan is home to the renowned University of Michigan, and MLC is located right across the street from its Central Campus! Ann Arbor is ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live for Quality of Life (U.S. News), and the #1 Best Place to Live for Families (Fortune.com). Some highlights of life in Ann Arbor include:

Downtown Life


Ann Arbor is rich in diversity, culture, global cuisine, and entertainment, and MLC’s prime location allows our students to be in the heart of city life. The downtown area has many restaurants, specialty shops, book stores, music shops, art galleries, and cafes.

Cultural Diversity & Arts


Ann Arbor has a uniquely diverse population, with people from over 100 different nations, thanks to the large local university. The city hosts cultural festivals all year round, such as film festivals, an annual city-wide Art Fair, and parades on major American holidays. The university also brings world-renowned artists and performers to host shows throughout the year.

University Life


The University of Michigan offers many educational and cultural experiences for the public to enjoy, such as its numerous museums, musical and theatrical performances, and visiting speaker events. All of these public activities are open to MLC students.


Ann Arbor is a very safe city. The University of Michigan campus is bustling with students all day, and the downtown area also has a very vibrant nightlife. Because of its diverse population, Ann Arbor is also very welcoming of people from all sorts of backgrounds!


Michigan Big-house

Being the home to the University of Michigan means that Ann Arbor offers many exciting sporting events, both free and paid. Experience an American football game in the Michigan Stadium (the largest American football stadium in the world), or check out a basketball, soccer, or baseball game, gymnastics events, and much more. People also enjoy participating in sports leagues and classes for new and experienced athletes. Michigan’s four seasons allow for a variety of sports all year round, such as winter skiing, spring baseball, summer golf, and fall football.

Four Seasons


Students enjoy experiencing the unique four seasons of Midwest America: warm summer, colorful autumn, beautiful snowy winters, and botanical spring. It always brings us joy when students from hotter climates see and touch snow for the first time!


The city’s bus system, The Ride, is an excellent, easy-to-use system that will take students anywhere around Ann Arbor and neighboring towns.

Ann Arbor was ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live for Quality of LIfe in a 2022 survey conducted by U.S. News. We are proud to host our students in such a phenomenal city!

Ann Arbor Events
City of Ann Arbor Website
One day in Ann Arbor Video

Ann Arbor in the News

#1 in Best Places to Live for Quality of Life, 2022 | U.S. News
#1 in 25 Best Places to Live for Families, 2022 | Fortune.com
#1 in Most Educated Cities in America, 2022 | WalletHub.com
#1 in Best Places to Live, 2018 | Livability.com
#1 in Best College Cities and Towns, 2018 | Wallethub.com
#16 in Happiest Cities in the United States, 2018 | NationalGeographic.com
One of the 30 Best Cities in the United States, 2018 | NationalGeographic.com
#1 in Best Cities to Live in America, 2017 |  Niche.com
#6 in Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, 2017 | livability.com
#1 in Most Educated Cities, 2016 | Wallethub.com
#1 in Best Places to Live in Michigan, 2016 | Nichebeta.com
#5 in Best Cities for Millennials, 2016 | Forbes.com
#4 in Best Cities to Live in America, 2016 | Niche.com
#7 in Best Cities for Women in the Workforce, 2016 | Nerdwallet.com
#1 in Small American Cities of the Future, 2015 | fDi Magazine
#13 in Top 100 Best Cities to Live, 2015 | Livability
#1 in Best College Cities and Towns in America, 2015 | WalletHub